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Jun 17, 2022
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China Unveils Fujian, Its Third Aircraft Carrier Launched In Ten Years

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Source: CCTV (China)

On June 17, 2022, a report was posted to the CCTV Video News Agency's YouTube channel about the launch of China’s third aircraft carrier, Fujian. The report said that the carrier was domestically made and is equipped with electromagnetic catapults and arresting devices. The report also pointed out that China launched its first carrier under 10 years ago.

Reporter: "From the people's Liberation Army [PLA] Navy's first aircraft carrier, The Liaoning, to carrier Fujian launched Friday. China has gone from having no aircraft carriers to having three in less than 10 years. The Fujian is fully domestically made, and the most advanced aircraft carrier of the Chinese navy equipped with electromagnetic catapults and arresting devices.

"Just two months into service, the Liaoning saw fighter pilot Dai Mingmeng successfully land a J-15 jet on its deck. The ship has since then witnessed the training of one batch after another combat ready carrier fighter jet pilots. In July 2015, the Liaoning conducted its first live ammunition drill, successfully hitting all targets. Since 2016, the ship has been the core of carrier battle group training missions to regions including the South China Sea and the wet Pacific, accumulating rich experience for carrier battle group development.  The Liaoning also served as a cultivator for a blue-water navy, readying thousands of experiences naval officers and staff for new aircraft carriers that followed in the past 10 years."

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